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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

A Clockwork Orange - horror?? They must be mad.
No Alien? A gross oversight. It's certainly more horror than science fiction.
And only one from Shore? I'd easily pick Scanners before Videodrome, or even The Fly.


Hear, hear.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I would put CARRIE at number one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Poltergeist and The Fly are scores that are in my top ten. Videodrome is interesting but miles behind The Fly (IMO).

It is an interesting list but it is clearly leaned towards synths and prog-rock scores, and more classical orchestral scores like Ghost Story and Poltergeist were ignored. I’d also include Halloween III and Halloween in a top 35 but not as the top 2.

My top 20:
- Jaws (suspense but is also considered horror? Or horror must have some supernatural element, in this case Psycho and others should be excluded...)
- Poltergeist
- Psycho
- Hellraiser
- The Omen
- The Fly
- The Fury
- Fright Night Part II
- Friday The 13th
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- Halloween III
- Alien
- Rosemary’s Baby
- Suspiria
- Day of the Dead
- Evil Dead 2
- The Thing
- Needful Things
- Psycho II
- A Nightmare On Elm Street

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Rolling Stone always screws things up with their "lists." Of course they are going to be very biased on who the favorites are and the choices are always questionable. Poltergeist not included! Really? I was glad to see Hellraiser, Exorcist 2, and Phantasm. But again no Alien, Psycho 2, Bram Stoker's Dracula. I might have included Pet Semetary somewhere in there. And they never included any golden age like Bride of Frankenstein.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Same problem as Onya.
I gave up after getting bored waiting for it to load/refresh.
What I did see appeared to be the Hipster's Guide to collecting horror film vinyl.
All very smug and Tarantino-like cool.
Reminded me why I prefer my own lists.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

aka…

"35 Greatest Horror Soundtracks … That Won't Get You Beat Up or Scare Away the Chicks" by 14 heterosexual males under the age of 50 who still wear band T-shirts.

I'm shocked, I tell ya, shocked.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

What I did see appeared to be the Hipster's Guide to collecting horror film vinyl.


Ironic, considering that Rolling Stone has been out of touch for close to 40 years.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm talking about the guys they corralled in to sell their alb...err, give their opinions.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Lists.

Lists are good for bathroom reading and no other venue is as uniquely appropriate.
Doubly so because it's Rolling Stone.
Triply so because the comments about the old guys in band t-shirts is bang on.

Some of the choices are no-brainers, but the authors want to be lauded for what is already painfully obvious--as though they possessed some superior taste.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

aka…

"35 Greatest Horror Soundtracks … That Won't Get You Beat Up or Scare Away the Chicks" by 14 heterosexual males under the age of 50 who still wear band T-shirts.

I'm shocked, I tell ya, shocked.


By George, I think you've nailed it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Cult status aside, the odd man out on that list would seem to be Young's Hellraiser. Of course, there's always the possibility some of those dudes are just signalling their BDSM kink.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

aka…

"35 Greatest Horror Soundtracks … That Won't Get You Beat Up or Scare Away the Chicks" by 14 heterosexual males under the age of 50 who still wear band T-shirts.

I'm shocked, I tell ya, shocked.


By George, I think you've nailed it.


Yeah it does seem to be more easy-listening darkwave lite from a lot of ex-new wave artists with a handful of actual horror scores thrown in to appear legit.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Beautiful movies easy-eyes-ears - ex composers that simply exceeded my expectations with the marriage the shear essences of those particular & crucial scenes were breath-taking, all those done that best the previous list did it too. Many horror scores i love with less blood & guts but i am partial too it.. i will post my last 15 soon.

11. Son of Dracula. 1943
12. Alien.
13. Son of Frankenstein. 1939
14. Dracula 1958.
15. House of Wax. 1953
16. Jaws.
17. Jack the Ripper. 1959
18. The Fly. 1958
19. Night of the Demon. 1957
20. House of Usher. 1960

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

IMO, a lot of bizarre choices here. I believe this is the first time I've ever seen "C.H.U.D." and "Xtro" on a best horror scores of all-time list.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

IMO, a lot of bizarre choices here. I believe this is the first time I've ever seen "C.H.U.D." and "Xtro" on a best horror scores of all-time list.

Sure. It's those kinds of picks that make lists like this interesting.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Agreed. It's an interesting list, a lot of it steeped in "VHS nostalgia."

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Great book to assist you in making your own greatest picks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0MelxA6Rss&t=112s

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I can't imagine C.H.U.D. being in a best horror soundtracks or soundtracks list unless the person who voted for it has some very personal connection to the film. The film isn't very good, but maybe worth watching (i like it though acknowledge it's pretty bad), and it absolutely has one of the best actor/director commentaries going; mostly laughing at the film, lamenting the massive changes to it and Daniel Stern jokingly accusing the director of trying to destroy his career for a second time. The score does work in the film and is okay but there's not much about it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Yet another website's Score Nerd Click Bait has succeeded in luring members in only to have them complain.

"I clicked on the trap, Ray!"

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Haven't clicked but I predict the top three on.their list:*

1. The Beatles
2. Bob Dylan
3. Rolling Stones





* nobody here will get it

 
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